James D. Gilmartin, age 68, of Penn Yan, NY formerly of Elmira, NY passed away on Friday, October
9th , 2020 at the Living Center North in Geneva, NY.
James was born in Penn Yan, NY on March 1st, 1952, the son of the late, Robert F. and Ethel Jean
(Ingram) Gilmartin. He spent his childhood growing up in New York City and returned to Penn Yan in
his late teen years. He graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1970. James was formerly employed by
ACME Markets in Penn Yan, NY and was a passionate and dedicated Union Representative for the
United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local One in Utica, NY. In his spare time, you could
find him tending to his tomato plants or reading the latest Stephen King novel.
James is survived by his children shared with Judy Gilmartin of Penn Yan, NY, Joseph (Kristi)
Gilmartin of North Carolina, Julia Hinkal of Penn Yan and Jackie (David) Morris of Farmington;
grandchildren, Ayden and Alyssa Gilmartin, Issabelle, Chloe and Archer Hinkal, Ella and Alexander
Morris; siblings, Robert (Robin) Gilmartin of New Hampshire, Stephanie Gilmartin Ridley Fedigan of
Waterloo, NY, Dennis (Karen) Gilmartin of Penn Yan, NY, and Lisa Boyd of Waterloo, NY; as well
as, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents James was predeceased by his sisters, Kathy Gonzales and Eileen McKenzie.
A small, private graveside service honoring James' life will be held at St. Michael's Cemetery, Penn Yan, NY. To light a candle of remembrance or to share a memory with James' family and friends,
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Townsend-Wood & Zinger Funeral Home